Perhaps I should add another journal, since that last one is so outdated (though I suppose still relevant to my situation). I shall try keep this concise.
It seems to me that for almost as long as I can remember I wanted to be an artist, and I really enjoyed drawing. However I have noticed a problem over the years: even though I love drawing once I start, I often have trouble motivating myself to start drawing in the first place. It is a very strange issue, but it often leads to prolonged periods of time where I want to be drawing, yet never seem to do any serious drawing when I have time for it (aside from compulsory doodles all over notes and such).
Thus, I have decided, as many times in the past, that in order to have any kind of future in the arts, I must get better. Lots better. To do this I am going to start simple goals, and writing them down, on little exercises that I should do or how much time I should spend working on personal projects. My first one is quite simple: I will finish my current sketchbook by Christmas. I have 13 pages left, so that is really only one page a day. Easy. Along side that I want to have at least one session of Life Drawing (in another sketchbook I have for it), and to get substantially far on one of the digital works I have had sitting in limbo for several months now.
That is all. -_- Perhaps I should just use these journals to write down my goals. Even if nobody is reading them, I will still feel slightly more pressure to get them done if I committed to them somewhere semi-public. I tend to work great under some pressure, and I don't miss deadlines, so this could be a good thing.